La Mar by Gastón Acurio

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Peruvian
La Mar by Gaston Acurio features the acclaimed Peruvian cuisine of celebrity chef Gaston Acurio in a high-energy setting with dramatic water views of Biscayne Bay and the Miami skyline.

Diners are invited to explore the authentic and diverse flavors of Peruvian gastronomy, ranging from upscale novo-Andean fare to Asian-Peruvian fusion and traditional seafood cebiche.

A contemporary design offers a mix of indoor and outdoor seating with three lively bars providing distinctive culinary experiences and a personal look into the creation of signature cebiches, freshly grilled anticuchos and specialty cocktails.

La Mar is now offering a two hour Sunday Brunch dining experience with a sumptuous Peruvian-inspired menu, refreshing cocktails and decadent desserts served at the water’s edge.

Enjoy a Peruvian punch cocktail al fresco at YAKU by La Mar before or after dinner at La Mar Thursday through Saturday from 6 p.m. until 11 p.m.
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Sun 6:00PM - 6:45PM
Mon - Sat 12:00PM - 1:00PM 6:00PM - 6:45PM

What 2729 People Are Saying
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OT
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing

GF
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just go! Everything was perfect! Highly recommend brunch on your first visit!

L
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing Peruvian food. Ghost of Azul drink the best

OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience2

No vegetarian main dish on menu. They offered me an option of the salmon dish with no salmon, only vegetables, at the same price of the salmon $32. The waiter was not very nice.
Peruvians restaurants have a very large selection of vegetarian dishes, but not this one.
Not a nice experience.

l
Miami
10 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous birthday dinner. Attentive service made the delicious meal even more enjoyable.

r
Miami
17 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was great

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Really enjoyed evening!

OT
Miami
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food3service1ambience5

It's a fancy restaurant so expect to pay $8 for a soda and $17 for a cocktail, but $59 for a one small short rib is beyond egregious. The server also completely forgot about us for over 30 min. We had to flag down the sommelier to get service. When the server came back at least he admitted that he had totally forgotten about us. No apologies by any manager and gratuity added to the bill despite the atrocious service. Very disappointed with the whole experience.

RV
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Wonderful view with excellent food. Amazing Pisco drinks.
Would definitely recommend it for a romantic evening.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service

OT
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food2service5ambience5

Just fantastic!

s
Miami
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience4

Our expectations were high given that it’s the Mandarin and we have eaten in Gaston’s restaurants in Peru. We were very disappointed and shocked. Mediochre food. Uncoordinated service. Uneven wine list.

JR
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great place, such a beautiful view, and amaizing food!

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Family brunch

D
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good and service were amazing. The view was a nice surprise as well.

I
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food was excellent. Service very good. We sat by bar as main restaurant was loud. Air condition blasting and it was a cool night. They should adjust based on outside temperature.

OT
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Waiter was great!!! Food was good

r
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always amazing the food & wine experience at La Mar

W
Miami
13 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Was not impressed with La Mar. This place is very overpriced for what you get, specifically food wise. I was not happy with the food, it just ok at best, nothing that made you say "wow" that really tasted good. And again the prices are ridiculous, almost $20 for a desert. The Peruvian drink Chicha Morada was so watered down, you could almost see through the glass it was served in. The only positive was the outside view, it is nice, but in my opinion not worth the price.

S
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience4

What a shame this place is to have Gaston’s name on it. Having been to the original I’m Peru and visiting this location at the Mandarin Oriental. Was extremely excited. This place is a complete dump of a restaurant. Portions are extremely small and over priced. The ceviche namely. $25 for maybe a couple pieces of fish $8 for a domestic peer. And Peru Beer. I don’t mind splurging. But there not one value in the restaurant this kids chiccarone style fish bites were extremely salty. The house salad looked as it was clean up counter with a dish rag and scraped it off onto a plate. Not sure why overall this place is awful I can’t see them being open much longer either

OT
Miami
18 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience4

I am a huge fan of La Mar, but this dinner was truly disappointing. The service is usually what one would expect from a great restaurant, but on this occasion our server had a terrible attitude. He shouldn’t be interacting with customers. A good server will time his actions to enhance your dining experience. Ours seemed to time his actions for maximum interference. His skill set might be suited for a low-end restaurant, but certainly not a Gaston Acurio restaurant where one expects superior service.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience5

The food was good but the deserts are really not ! Second time we are going to the brunch there but I feel it’s a shame that we can’t enjoy good deserts for the price

OT
Mexico City
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excelente restaurante , con la calidad de todo lo que hace Gaston Acurio. Alimentos de primera calidad, variedad de bebidas y muy buena atención. Las vistas de la terraza son magnificas. Sin duda alguna, un lugar para recomendar altamente en Miami.

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ND
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3food4service5ambience2

The food was great, but for that price you can do better with desserts.
I know this is Miami but music was really not for that people or the place there... is what a truck driver listen in a little town bar in Colombia.
I expected more from music and ambiance for that price: try cross over next time!

PS
Denver
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing meal. Fantastic attentive service. Great experience

M
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Best part of La Mar is sitting outside. Cocktails were good esp liked Old Fashioned. Cerviche was very good. Had cerviche combo for $29. Skip the spicy tuna sushi and the tuna tortilla - nothing special. Short rib $59 good but extremely overpriced. Crispy pork at $49 was different and tasty - worth getting. The shrimp pasta at $33 also good. Service was fine but aloof — no wonder, the 18% gratuity is included thus the tip incentive is non existent (not good). Total $350 for tip included. After dinner had to wait 1 hour for our car at valet!! VERY Annoying! And parking is a whopping $26 unless you get validation from restaurant and then it is $13. We will not be rushing back and likely will never go there again.

YT
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

La Mar never disappoints, excellent service and amazing food as always. We will be back for more!

MF
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Ate at the original La Mar in Lima, Peru many years ago and absolutely loved it. The one in Miami definitely did it justice and the food was just as good as I remembered it being - every dish was absolutely delicious! Of course the prices are more expensive here than in Peru but I they are still fair considering the sizes of the dishes. We absolutely did not leave hungry. Only negative thing I can say is that the dishes were perhaps all brought out too quickly (mains came while we had more or less just begun working on the appetizers), so we felt a little bit rushed. But all in all a great experience and I would definitely return for the food!

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. This place has the best view in Miami for sure

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

We have eaten here on numerous occasions when in town, and this was the first time we felt like we were being severely rushed out of the restaurant by our server. Ambiance is nice on the patio as usual, but will probably leave it off as a return dining location given our experience.

m
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

only issue at brunch was very overdone churrasco. Not edible and we had to ask to take $35 premium off bill. Otherwise lovely.

SK
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very good chef, the food was delicious and the service extremely good!!

OT
Jacksonville
5 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall4food5service1ambience5

To whom
It may concern,

My family and I (party of 6) had dinner at La Mar tonight 12/28/19 @7pm.
Dinner was amazing, but service was far from it.
Our waiter was very friendly but not attentive and we felt very ignored for long Stretches of the evening. Our food came out all at different intervals, and one person had to wait until everyone was almost done eating for his meal to arrive.
When we brought it to our waiter’s attention, he was less than concerned. When his food finally came out, the person bringing the food quickly put a spoon in the bowl then said “it’s hot as hell” and ran off. It made for a very disappointing evening.
Karen Rademeyer
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o
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is outstanding, we had amazing food and the service was also excellent. The only thing that could be improved is the music volume, it was a little too loud. Everything we ordered was truly amazing, the quality of the food was unbeatable.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Excellent experience. But guys, be careful, the service was not outstanding as usual.

EG
Miami
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall3food5service3ambience5

Loved our table and it’s view of Brickell. The service was slow. I think they were short staffed. A manager came over and comped our drinks because of how slow the service was. Everyone was nice though and after dinner drinks at the bar upstairs, while listening to flamenco guitar was an added bonus for our evening.

FD
Miami
10 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They changed the menu a bit but we still had an amazing experience. Start with a civeche sample and some empenadas then get a main course. Complaint with a passion fruit pisco and you’re all set!

OT
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was an amazing experience. My and my family went there for my birthday, on Christmas. The crew amazing, food 5stars. The price is high, yes, but the value of the food and the way those people treat you is worth more than the food. I would recommend it to anyone.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall1food1service3ambience3

We went there for Christmas brunch but the food is horrible!!!! I didn’t order my main dish because the kids ordered first and couldn’t even eat,
So bad it was!!! The drinks are good, I definitely do not recommend this restaurant at all!!!!

TM
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mohammed took care of us on our anniversary - even on Christmas Day brunch! This place has something for everyone.

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